We aren’t machines that run non-stop; even apparatus is shut down and serviced from time to time. No, we have God-given perimeters that, when heeded, keep us safe, healthy and productive.
Vacations can be wonderful retreats away from the ordinary, but they're not the answer to a peaceful life rhythm. We were designed to live a different pattern, one that incorporates work and rest together, as tightly knit partners.
There is absolutely no slowing the pace of society. But there is a way to find our own rhythm amidst a crazy culture hell-bent on performance and achievement.
If you believe that you can be joyful but not happy, you're onto something far greater than you realize. Joy is a person who can't be stolen!
There are times in life when life is new and smooth and easy. But we’re also familiar with the rough and rugged times. I’ve learned that once we surrender to the way of the Cross, Jesus is in both the lovely and the lonely.
Taking a break from our regular work is, in part, designed to make us enjoy that same work even more. Why do we keep jumping on the spinning hamster wheel? Some things we just have to learn on our own.
We try so many things to help ourselves slow the pace so we can act out of mindfulness rather than our ill-fated, knee jerk reactions. God lovingly drums out a rhythm, a way for us to rest, recuperate and relish Him and His creation.
These are the top 3 books I read in 2014. Okay, so it ends up being 5! For a guy who historically didn't read, this is pretty good! Enjoy and please share the books you enjoyed this year!
In all the hubbub of Christmas, Jesus often gets missed - especially for Christians. Just let Jesus do what He does...love us and transform us!
There are deep mysteries to be found as we intentionally seek spiritual rest, or sabbath. One of those is delight. Delighting in the things of creation is a gift given to us by God that needs to be recaptured.